KU Women’s Golf Goes 0-2 on Second Day of SDSU’s March Mayhem at the Farms

SDSU Farms Invitational
March 21-23 I The Farms Golf Club
San Diego, California I Par-72 I 6,211 Yards
Round 2 and 3 Results
SDSU Farms Invitational Round 2
Championship Bracket
Teams Score
(1) USC def (8) Oregon 2-2-1 (tiebreaker)
(4) Stanford def (5) Arizona State 2-2-1 (tiebreaker)
(3) Arizona def (11) Kansas 3-1-1
(2) UCLA def (7) SDSU 4-1
SDSU Farms Invitational Round 3
Fifth Place Bracket 
Teams Score
(7) SDSU def (11) Kansas 2-2-1
(5) Arizona State def (8) Oregon 4-1
Kansas Round 2 Results
Name Result
Victoria Chandra tied Haley Moore AS
Pornvipa Sakdee def Jessica Vasilic 3&2
Gigi Stoll def Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 3&1
Krystal Quihuis def Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 1 up
Lindsey Weaver def Pitsinee Winyarat 3&2
Kansas Round 3 Results
Name Result (Thru)
Georgia Lacey def Victoria Chandra 5&4
Pornvipa Sakdee def Milagros Chaves 4&3
Ariadna Fonseca Diaz def Haleigh Krause 1 up
Sirene Blair def Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 1 up
Pitsinee Winyarat tied Emma Henrickson AS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Kansas women’s golf team started its day finishing its suspended second round match against third-seeded Arizona at the SDSU Farms Invitational at the Farms Golf Club. Arizona was able to sustain its momentum from the previous day and defeated Kansas 3-1-1. KU then tied San Diego State, 2.5-2.5, and lost the Jayhawk freshman Victoria Chandra birdied on the last hole to tie with Arizona’s Haley Moore. Jayhawk junior Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee won her match against Jessica Vasilic with a 3&2 score. Sakdee shot the most birdies of any Jayhawk in round two with three.
KU freshman Ariadna Fonseca Diaz had a tough back-nine, at one point falling four strokes back. She eventually ceded with a 3&1 score. KU Senior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn lost a hard-fought battle to Krystal Quihuis by one hole. Pitsinne Winyarat was not able to provide a win to force a tiebreaker, falling to Lindsey Weaver 3&2.
After its loss, Kansas was sent to the fifth-place bracket, where it took on the seventh-seed and host, San Diego State. Chandra, who had played in two tight matches earlier, quickly fell to Georgia Lacey 5&4. Sakdee remained unbeaten after closing up shop three rounds early against Milagros Chaves, 4&3. In addition to winning all of her matches, the dominant Sakdee has forced an early finish to all of her rounds. Sakdee once again led the KU team in birdies with three plus an eagle on the third hole.

“Faii is putting well and making better decisions on the course, which has helped her be very successful during her rounds,” 12th-year KU head coach Erin O’Neil said. “I think she’s learning you can win if you hit your fairways and greens, taking calculated risks, and make your opponent beat you with birdies rather than giving holes away with bogies or higher.”
Fonseca Diaz completely controlled her match against Haleigh Krause, leading for all but the first hole and at one point nursing a six-stroke lead. Fonseca Diaz ended up winning the match 1 up. In a back-and-forth match against SDSU’s Sirene Blair, Kawinpakorn was unable to come up victorious, falling behind one stroke with three holes left and never recovering. It came down to Winyarat, who had maintained a lead over Emma Henrikson for 14 holes before losing her one-stroke advantage with three holes to go. Winyarat was unable to break their tie finishing all square and the team score was 2.5-2.5. The tiebreaker of total holes won was given to SDSU, leaving Kansas to face eighth-seeded Oregon for seventh place in the 16-team field on Wednesday, March 23.

“The team is happy to finish higher than their seeding, however they are not satisfied. We’ve played some tight matches with teams in the top-25 and it’s shown us what a small difference there is between where we are and where we want to be,” O’Neil said. “We are more motivated than ever to work on our games and to turn our weaknesses into strengths.”
The fourth and final round will begin at 7:45 a.m. PT. Live stats can be found at BirdieFire.com.
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